Kids need some book reviews of their own, right?

One hallmark of a great children’s book is that it provides as much fun for the parent reading it, as it does for the child hearing it. These two books are fun to read every time my child pulls them from the shelf, which is often. The first is a gem we found in the children’s section of our local library, the other a treasured gift from my son’s great aunt and uncle.

Jack’s Housjack's_housee by Karen Magnueson Beil is a perfect, contemporary retelling of the well-known tale, The House That Jack Built. A picture book with good illustrations, it has the sequencing of the original fable, but with a bit of a twist. Toddlers – early elementary will enjoy this book for its use of modern day construction equipment, as well as a surprise point-of-view.

I_love_you book

I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak is a precious statement of love for a child. This book is great affirmation to kids that, despite how difficult parenthood is on a day to day basis, we love them unconditionally.